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New Music: IDRIS ELBA’S REMIX OF SKEPTA’S ‘SHUTDOWN’

As promised, Idris Elba has just unveiled an official remix of Skepta‘s ‘Shutdown’ — and he smashes it. Elba, probably best known for playing Stringer Bell in The Wire, comes through with a gruff, raw, epic, Wire referencing verse. Check out the Idris remix below;

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NEWS: Leon Bridges Announces Debut Album

“Backed by full band – horns, guest vocals – it was an impressive show. Capturing the velvet grit of 50s and 60s R&B” CLASH Leon Bridges is pleased to announce details of a first UK tour for the Summer 2015. Leon Bridges’ first strides as a retro-soul artist prompted comparisons to R&B legends like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. A …

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Music News: RUN DMC’s “Tougher Than Leather” is 27 years old!

Tougher Than Leather is a 1988 studio album from American rap group Run–D.M.C. and a follow-up to their hit Raising Hell. The album obtained platinum status and spawned the favorites “Run’s House” and “Mary, Mary”. Tougher Than Leather is hailed as an influential classic in hip-hop and many see it as an underrated album. In response to albums such as …

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The EFG London Jazz Festival – Maceo Parker

Jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker’s contribution to Funk, Jazz and Soul music is legendary, best known for his work with James Brown in the 60’s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the 70’s. He makes a welcome appearance, at the EFG Jazz Festival. For the last two decades Maceo Parker has been enjoying a blistering solo career, building a new Funk Empire; …

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Miguel confirms the release of WILDHEART

CONFIRMS 29th JUNE RELEASE DATE FOR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM WILDHEART Grammy Award winning recording artist Miguel has confirmed the official release date for his highly anticipated third studio album, WILDHEART, out June 30th on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. WILDHEART is the long awaited follow up to Miguel’s 2012 critically acclaimed sophomore release, KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM, which spent 20 weeks on the Billboard …

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Music News: Billboard Music Awards 2015 Review

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards ceremony was held on May 17, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen. Taylor Swift won eight out of her 14 nominations, including top artist, top female artist and top Billboard 200 Artist for 1989. Other winners included Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Pharrell Williams scoring …

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